On With The Appeal!♥I Love These Kids♥Occupiers They've Got Guts
On Monday May 19th Cecily McMillan was sentenced to 90 days in prison, with 5 years of probation and a $5,000 fine. She will serve the remainder of her sentence on Rikers Island.
Thank You Everyone for signing the leniency petitions and letter to judge zweibel, in Cecily's behalf. There was a total of over 170,000 petition-signees on the Change.org petition.
At Rikers Island Awaiting Sentencing, Cecily McMillan Says, "I've Never Felt So Loved Before" Village Voice Anna Merlan May 16 2014
Outside; amid a crowd of supporters, chanting, singing and holding signs, Cecily's Attorney Martin Stolar said that Cecily is "relieved it wasn't two years."
He expects her to serve around 60 days with the time she's already done and good behavior. That said, he added, "She's not happy to be going back to Rikers Island." He said, McMillan will appeal her conviction.
McMillan's support team issued a statement, saying, in part, "We all know Cecily did not receive a fair trial, and this case will be fought in the Court of Appeals."
They add, "The DA and the courts want to make an example of Cecily; to deter us, to scare us, to keep us out of the streets. And we won't let that happen. This ruling will not deter us, it will strengthen our resolve." Village Voice Anna Merlan May 19 2014
They Can’t Outlaw the Revolution truthdig.com Chris Hedges May 18, 2014
It's time we rational thinking people, took this Country back from the loonies!
May 15, 2014 Cecily McMillan's Attorney Martin Stolar
Mar 23, 2012
democracynow.org - Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan suffered a seizure when New York City police officers pulled her from the crowd and arrested her as hundreds attempted to re-occupy Zuccotti Park on Saturday, to mark sixth months since the launch of the movement.
In her first television interview since her arrest, McMillan says she has decided to speak out because of an outpouring of public support. "I have received so many emails, Twitter messages and phone calls. People are just horrified about what happened to me."
McMillan has a black eye and her body is covered in bruises, at least one in the shape of a handprint. She says she was not allowed to contact an attorney while she was taken to the hospital and transferred to a jail cell along with some of the 72 other detained protesters.
♥☮Peace, Love And Justice♥☮